Bachelor of Arts/Science in Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Theatre has six basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Theatre Core Requirements
  4. Theatre Practicum Requirements
  5. Theatre Depth Requirements
  6. Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Theatre Core Requirements
THEA 1001FYE: Theatre1
THEA 1033Acting I3
THEA 1113Voice and Diction I3
THEA 1513Stage Craft3
THEA 1713Script Analysis3
THEA 2203Costume Construction3
THEA 3720Theatre History & Literature I3
THEA 3730Theatre History and Lit II3
THEA 4900RSenior Project I1
THEA 4901Senior Project II2
THEA 3600Directing I3
or THEA 3880 Stage Management
Theatre Practicum 1
Complete 4 credits from the following (2 credits lower-division and 2 credits upper-division):
THEA 2150RTHEA 2180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 2150RTheater Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 2160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 2170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 2180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
THEA 3150RTHEA 3180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 3150RTheatre Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 3160RTheater Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 3170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 3180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
THEA 4150RTHEA 4180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 4150RTheatre Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 4160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 4170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 4180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
NOTE: Up to 2 credits of Practicum requirement can be fulfilled through THEA 2093R Theatre Internship I (1-4) and/or THEA 4093R Theatre Internship II (1-4).
Theatre Depth Requirements
Complete 15 credits from the following:
THEA 1223Stage Makeup I3
THEA 1900RPrivate App Theatre: Acting 21
THEA 2033Acting II3
THEA 2043Acting III3
THEA 2053Classical Acting3
THEA 2210Scene Design I3
THEA 2220Children's Theatre3
THEA 2230Lighting Design I3
THEA 2240Costume Design I3
THEA 2250Sound Design I3
THEA 3033Acting Studio: Music Theatre3
THEA 3043Acting Studio: Acting for the Camera3
THEA 3113Accents & Dialects3
THEA 3223Stage Makeup II3
THEA 3260Scene Painting3
THEA 3420Playwriting3
THEA 3610Directing II3
THEA 3960Professional Aspects of Theatre1
THEA 4033RActing Studio: Fundamentals of Stage Movement3
THEA 4043Stage Combat3
THEA 4390Costume History3
THEA 4410Scene Design II3
THEA 4430Lighting Design II3
THEA 4440Costume Design II3
THEA 4450Sound Design II3
THEA 4660Study of Period Styles & Decor3
1

NOTE: Up to 2 credits of Practicum requirement can be fulfilled through THEA 2093R Theatre Internship I (1-4) and/or THEA 4093R Theatre Internship II (1-4).

2

THEA 1900R is repeatable up to 8 credits subject to graduation restrictions.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline and Discipline Depth Requirement course.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
THEA 1001 FYE: Theatre 1
THEA 1033 Acting I 3
THEA 1713 Script Analysis 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Mathematics-MATH 1030 recommended) 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I 3
THEA 1513 Stage Craft 3
THEA 2033 Acting II 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
THEA 2150R
Theater Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA 2230 Lighting Design I 3
THEA 3880 Stage Management 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Life Sciences/Lab) 4
Elective (Any Course) 3
 Hours16.5
Spring Semester
THEA 2150R
Theater Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA Depth (Any Upper-Division Theatre Depth Course) 3
THEA Depth (Any Upper-Division Theatre Depth Course) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
 Hours15.5
3rd Year
Fall Semester
THEA 3150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theater Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA 3600 Directing I 3
THEA 3720 Theatre History & Literature I 3
THEA Depth (Any Upper-Division Theatre Depth Course) 3
THEA Depth (Any Upper-Division Theatre Depth Course) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15.5
Spring Semester
THEA 3150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theater Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA 3730 Theatre History and Lit II 3
THEA Depth (Any Upper-Division Theatre Depth Course) 3
THEA Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
General Education (Humanities/Literature) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15.5
4th Year
Fall Semester
THEA 4150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA 4900R Senior Project I 1
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
 Hours13.5
Spring Semester
THEA 4150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5
THEA 4901 Senior Project II 2
General Education (Global & Cultural Perspectives) 3
Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
Elective (Any Upper-Division Course) 3
Elective (Any Course) 3
 Hours14.5
 Total Hours120